update_firmware not finding latest BIOS

christian.peper at kpn.com christian.peper at kpn.com
Wed Feb 11 04:31:32 CST 2009


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Alexander Dupuy
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 6:09 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com; Troels Arvin
> Subject: Re: update_firmware not finding latest BIOS
> 
> Troels Arvin writes:
> > update_firmware reports:
> > ======================================================
> > Running system inventory...
> >
> > Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
> > Checking System BIOS for PowerEdge 2950 - 2.3.1
> >     Available: system_bios(ven_0x1028_dev_0x01b2) - 2.3.1
> >     Did not find a newer package to install that meets all 
> > installation checks.
> >
> > This system does not appear to have any updates available.
> > No action necessary.
> > ======================================================
> >
> > While on Dell's support site, I can see that the latest 
> system BIOS is 
> > version 2.5.0 released 11/18/2008. Is this expected 
> (conservatism on 
> > purpose?), or does it indicate a problem in my yum configuration?
> 
> I don't think that it is a problem with your yum 
> configuration.  I suspect that it is more just that the 
> update_firmware tool and repository are unsupported software 
> from Dell, and nobody has bothered to add the latest BIOS 
> updates (2.5.0 is indeed the latest version, and it is not 
> present in that repository). 

If you need to, you can use the Dell OM SUU DVD image to update your
server's hardware. You can find the ISOs at
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/

This is the current latest and it updated my PE2950 to 2.5.0.
http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.5.1_SUU_A00.ISO (1.8 GB!)

HTH,
Chris.



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